1686 James II regal halfpenny for Ireland (Knox halfpenny)

O’Brien Coin Guide: Knox & Moore’s ‘Patent’ Irish Halfpennies for James II

Although Armstrong & Legge’s patent to produce copper halfpennies for use in Ireland was confirmed by James II, these coins were actually minted by Sir John Knox, the Lord Mayor of Dublin.  On the 17th June 1685, they transferred this patent by deed of appointment to Sir John Knox for the remainder of the time…